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Vegetation Imagery from Toolik Lake, Alaska

Toolik plot photo.

A plot photo (#0656) taken at the largest study area "Toolik" at elevation 765.7 m. The small white object was included in many of the photos as a color reference. The photographer's boots are also often visible, in this photo they are to the lower left of the white object.

A new ABoVE dataset offers hundreds of ground-based vegetation photos which may serve as a reference for studies of climate and vegetation change in the area.

Tracking Fires in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

burned area in 1997-1998

The area burned in 1997 and 1998 in the Mawas area, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia is shown in pink. The inset with white dot shows the location of Mawas study site on the Island of Borneo.

Maps of annual burned area from 1997 to 2015 show the extent of fires in the Mawas region of Central Kalimantan.

Vegetation and Carbon Impacts of Boreal Wildfires

Post-burn Site.

Investigators collected field data and inventoried plots for vegetation species and growth in 2018 at a post-burn site. (Image Credit: Laura Bourgeau-Chavez)

A new dataset completes four years of post-fire vegetation sampling at burned sites in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Does Boreal Wildfire Release "Old" Carbon?

Radiocarbon concentration over time according to soil depth and stand age

Radiocarbon concentration (delta14C) in the atmosphere over time, showing the bomb peak in 1966 (red dotted line) and theoretical positions of delta14C of soil depth increments (points).

Researchers with NASA's ABoVE field campaign measured soil and forest stand age at burned sites in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Field Measurements After Alaskan Wildfires

Forest plots in Tanana, AK

Photos from July 2017 field surveys near Tanana, Alaska, from left to right: unburned forest site; burned forest near the Spicer Creek Fire; high burn severity forest site.

Researchers with NASA's ABoVE field campaign measured burn severity in spruce forests that burned in 2015 near Tanana, Alaska.

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